Tuesday, 6 June 2023

Sunday, 4 June 2023

Downpour of Shadows #4

Scarlet street

Millers Crossing

Appointment with Danger

Bad Times at the El Royale

Blues in the Night

After Hours

Brighton Rock (1948)

The Square (2008)

Double Indemnity

Shutter Island

Elevator to the Gallows

Vor Sonnenuntergang


In Cold Blood


Pale Flower

Naked Alibi

Road to Perdition

Une si Jolie Petit Plage

Sunset Boulevard

Saturday, 3 June 2023

Faces of the Crowd

        Then someone turned off all the lights except all those over the table that they were playing on and the background of Bennington's vanished, leaving only the faces of the crowd around the table, the green of the cloth of the table, and the now sharply-etched, clean, black-shadowed balls, brilliant against the green. The balls had sharp, jewelled edges ; the cue ball itself was a milk-white jewel and it was a magnificent thing to watch the balls roll and to know beforehand where they were going to roll. Nothing could be so clear or so simple or so excellent to do.

The Hustler
Walter Tevis

Thursday, 1 June 2023

Memory of Someone

  Men in a barroom will often fall silent when a woman comes in .... i don't know what i would call it myself. It was the memory of someone in each man's past. Someone like me, long ago, far away, come back to mind again for a moment, before the memory darkened again and went out forever. It was life's last afterglow glancing off the faces of the dead as i brushed by them.

Cornell Woolrich
Black Angel

George Doutsiopoulos

Wednesday, 31 May 2023

On Noir Set #21

Ace in the Hole

Blade Runner

Don't Bother to Knock



Mildred Pierce (2011)

Friends of Eddie Coyle

Shutter Island

Live and Die in LA

Night of the Hunter

Nightmare Alley (2021)

Quai de Grenelle

Pulp Fiction

Le Samourai

The Servant



Third Man